The author of Mr. Harrigan's Phone, who is set to be released later this year on the streaming service, has recently disclosed that he has seen a fragment of the film. Both the streamer and the director of Stephen King's Phone have received high praise from the streaming service.
King stated on his official Twitter page that he has seen a near-complete edit of MR. HARRIGAN's PHONE, which was directed by John Lee Hancock, and it's nothing short of stunning." Fans of the author have not criticized every adaptation of his work in the past (looking at you, The Shining) due to their deviations from the original source material.
If It Bleeds, a collection of four novellas published in 2020, centers on a youngster who befriends Mr. Harrigan and who eventually passes away, but soon learns that he is still able to communicate with the late Mr. Harrigan via the telephone he was buried with. More details are expected as the film adaptation is completed.
If It Bleeds is the title for the whole collection, as well as The Life of Chuck, Rat, and Blumhouse is the filmmaker. It is unclear whether there will be adaptations of the other stories in If It Bleeds, but there are several other projects based on King's work that are under way.
The film, which is set to launch on Netflix this fall, is directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) and stars Jaeden Martell, who previously starred in It, a sequel to King's book, alongside Donald Sutherland (The Hunger Games) as Mr. Harrigan himself. Kirby Howell-Baptiste (The Sandman) and Joe Tippett (Rise) also star in the film.
The release date for Mr. Harrington's Phone has yet to be announced. Check out our video with Martell, Isis Hainsworth, and Adrian Greensmith on Metal Lords here: